03-04-2012 03-04-2012
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
2585B Boston
March 4, 2012 11:00AMCalender
583

Needlework Mourning Sampler

$1,103$900
Auction: American Furniture & Decorative Arts - 2585B Location: Boston Date / Time: March 04, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

Needlework Mourning Sampler, "Hannah M. Elkins Born in Windham/O-- --th 1814/Wrought in 1829," Maine, stitched with silk threads on a linen ground, with alphabets and "Friendship" and mourning verses, over a large weeping willow and Federal house with fenced yard, enclosed in a geometric flowering border, (minor imperfections), 25 3/4 x 26 3/4 in., (sight), in a later tiger maple veneer frame.

Note: An Internet search found Hannah M. Elkins is buried at the Mayberry Cemetery in Windham, Maine. She died Aug 25, 1844, at the age of 29 years, 10 months.
Estimate $1,500-2,500

Minor fading, toning, some stitch losses to lettering.

Keywords

Hannah M. Elkins, Maine, Windham/O, Mayberry Cemetery, Internet search, Windham, Embroidery, Sampler